EI Quiz  http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/ei_quiz/

Roots 23 Level 1 https://quizlet.com/_3fyqmw
Roots 23 Level 2 https://quizlet.com/_3fyrtb

Roots 22 Level 1 https://quizlet.com/_3f44a8
Roots 22 Level 2   https://quizlet.com/_3f455d

Week of 5/8 
Monday     Roots 23 intro, FFA PR #11, multiple intelligence quiz, work on question packet
Tuesday    Vocab activity (google slides), FFA PR #12, work on question packet
Wednesday  Roots 23 test, PR #13, work on question packet
Thursday   Vocab 20 Test, FFA PR #13, out @ 2:10
Friday       Benchmark, SHIELD day

Week of 5/1
Graduation Speeches due!! Speech tryouts, Vocab 20 intro, Flowers for Algernon (FFA) intro read reports 1&2
Tuesday    Present Graduation speeches
Wednesday  Early out @ 1:55, Finish PSAs, FFA ink blot test, Reports 3&4
Thursday     Roots 22 test, PSAs due!! Library 2/6/8, FFA Reports 5 &6
Friday          Vocab 20 test (postponed), Present PSAs, FFA Reports 7 &8

Roots 21 Level 1 https://quizlet.com/_3e28y3
Roots 21 Level 2 https://quizlet.com/_3e29ow

Persuasive Techniques List for PSAs http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson1166/P...
PSA Research info http://www.rock-your-world.org/finding-an-issue-of-interest/searching-fo...
Roots 20 Level 1 link https://quizlet.com/_3d9dfb
Roots 20 Level 2 link     https://quizlet.com/_3d9ebc

Week of 4/17
No School 
Tuesday   Grad Speech Packet, Root words intro, Steve Jobs speech and worksheet (Due Wednesday)
Grad Speech outline handout, brainstorm, grammar:colons, intro to PSAs 
Thursday      Review rubric for grad speeches, review student examples for speeches, work on speeches
Friday    Roots 20 test, SHIELD day, speaking games, PSA overview and expectation

Week of 4/3- 4/7 State Testing
Tuesday  Testing
Wednesday PDD out @ 11:55
Thursday     Testing
Friday           Testing out @ 2:10

Week of 3/27     "Real Job" Interviews Tuesday-Thursday
Class interviews for jobs students created
Tuesday      Finish class interviews, PT Step 2
Wednesday PT Step 3
Thursday    Library Day, book club project due!
Friday         State Testing Review

State Testing 4/3- 4/7 
Spring Break 4/10- 4/17
Help send Veterans on the Honor Flight!! Accepting donations now until March 30th

Roots 19 Quizlet Link Level 1   
Roots 19 Quizlet link Level 2 https://quizlet.com/_2uani3

Week of 3/20  Quarter 4 begins Monday!!
Performance Task-informative essay, JE #31
Tuesday    State test prep, grammar infinitives, Company Creation
Wednesday  PT Step 2, Roots 19 test, Outsiders Ch, work on letter of interest
Thursday    PT Step 3, company creation
Friday         PT write essay, computer lab type letter of interest

Career Pamphlet Information career_pamphlet_requirements.docx

Claims and counterclaims video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SrFQ6CA5yw

Prezi link to Vocab 18 story and assignment https://prezi.com/kgf9e6lqld_v/edit/#4_24309637
PDF link prezi.vocab18.pdf
Career assessment:  https://www.cacareerzone.org 

Civil war facts 

Penny essay due!!!  1/16

Quizlet link for Vocab 14  
Prepositions Kahoot Link            https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/b24ac50d-3146-454c-ada9-a59dbc3b3546

Week of 1/9  Final draft Penny argumentative essay due Friday, January 20th!!!
Vocab 14 handout: Due Friday!, Journal #22, 4 sources for Penny argument, introduction and thesis statement notes and

Tuesday     Book project due!!!, Part 1 penny argument
Wednesday  rubric overview and examples, book project presentations
Thursday     library, Part 2: write essay
Friday          peer edit, grade with rubric, present book projects, vocab 14 test, vocab handout due!

Week of 12/19  No roots/journals this week 
Monday    STAR test, finish Night and discuss, anecdote notes and examples, library
Tuesday   Benchmark Unit 2, finish Night question packet
Wednesday   Night Question packet due, Night summative test, Watch Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Thursday      Watch Boy in the Striped Pajamas, take notes
Friday            out @ 2:10, Vocab 13 test, finish Boy in the Striped Pajamas, discuss movie and compare/contrast to Night

Book Project--Propaganda Due January 10th Tuesday---NO Exceptions
Click for instructions  

Week of 12/12
Night Ch3, Night Questions, correct Propaganda Test, WWII articles 3-5, read/complete
Tuesday        Night Ch 3-4, Night question packet
Wednesday   Night Ch 5-6, Night question packet
Thursday   Night Ch 7-8, Night question packet
Friday     Night discussion and review, Vocab 12 test

Propaganda Group Project Due Friday 12/9!!!!

Propaganda Examples-Video Clip


Before the Flood Documentary Link
- Free if have hulu or cable provider, also On Demand channel as well

Reflection Questions: 2 paragraphs
  • What do you now know about climate change?
  • What stood out to you the most? What one person/image/fact surprised you the most or impacted you the most?  Why?
  • What can you do to help the environment/planet?
Oprah Interview Link

Reflection Questions
—2 paragraphs
  • What did you learn about the Holocaust that you didn’t know before?
  • What was your reaction to the interview?
  • What stood out to you the most?
  • What questions do you have about the interview or what happened?

Quizlet Review Roots 12


Full Text for Night by Elie Wiesel

MLA Format for Works Cited Page

WWII Research Project Information

Link for yearbook survey

Quizlet review for Roots Test 11/9

How to format the double spacing for your paper

How to format margins for your paper

Horror Story/Spooky Ghost Story Due Friday, November 4th 
Rough Draft Due: Monday, October 31st
  • Length: 2-3 pages
  • at least 2 similes
  • dialogue
  • sensory/descriptive language
  • all plot elements including theme
  • Needs to include cover page with Name, Period, and Title along with a drawing to represent the story
  • Final Draft must be either typed or in blue/black ink
    • ​If typed double space in Times New Roman 12 pt. font, with 1" margins
Week of 10/24-10/28
Monday   Journal #14, Tell Tale Heart annotate the text, Vocab 9 intro, STAR test (1 &2), given horror story prompt
Tuesday   Tell Tale Heart read 3 (out loud and discuss), Study Synch--textual evidence
Wednesday  Journal #15, Roots 8 test, intro Roots 9, TTH T chart finding textual evidence to support guilty/insane arguments
Thursday     TTH strong and weak evidence T chart, TTH open book test, work on horror story
Friday         Rally schedule, Vocab 9 test, Vocab story, Writer's Workshop: 

Tell Tale Heart audiotape:


Due Dates for Upcoming Projects
Wednesday 10/19:
All LOTF objective summaries pamphlet due/ Chapters 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11
- Need to include a cover page with author's name and title of the book, your name and period
- Character list on the inside cover

Friday 10/21: All reading logs due for Quarter 1!! Must have parent signature 
Friday 10/21: LOTF Projects Due (Due date extension)

Part I: John Maxwell Video on Importance of Books

John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold over 12 million books. His organizations have trained more than one million leaders worldwide. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of Injoy Stewardship Services and EQUIP. Every year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and organizations as diverse as the United States Military Academy at West Point and the National Football League. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell was one of 25 authors named to Amazon.com's 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame. Two of his books, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and Developing the Leader Within You, have each sold over a million copies.

Part II: Link to Reading Article

Link to LOTF audiobook

Link to LOTF pdf text

Link to Grit Test

Week of 10/10-10/14
vocab 7 intro, roots 7 intro, JE #11, LOTF finish Ch.8, get ipads!! collect journals 4/6
Tuesday    grammar--verb moods notes and worksheets, LOTF Ch.9, groups Ch8 question packet
Wednesday  Roots 7 test, JE #12, collect journals 4/6, LOTF Ch10
Thursday    library, grammar quiz on verb mood, LOTF Ch11
Friday        Vocab 7 test, writer's workshop- 

Week of 10/3-10/7
JE #9, LOTF Ch. 7, Roots 6 intro, Vocab 6 intro
Tuesday  TedxTalk Angela Duckworth on Grit, reflection, LOTF finish Ch. 7, Ch 7 study questions
Wednesday   JE #10, LOTF Ch. 8, Ch. 7 review, discussion
Thursday    LOTF Quiz3, Finish LOTF Ch. 8, work on LOTF projects, grammar-verbs
Friday    receive ipad usernames and passwords, Writer's Workshop (figurative language), bingo, Vocab 6 test and Roots 6 test

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Week of 9/26-9/30
Vocab 5 intro, LOTF Ch. 5, JE #8, Collect journals 7/8
Tuesday   Work on Exploding Moment, LOTF finish Ch. 5/begin Ch. 6
Wednesday  Minimum Day out @ 11:55, Exploding Moment due, LOTF Ch. 6
Thursday  Library Day, LOTF Project Menu given and due dates discussed, vocab story, objective summary Ch. 5
Friday    Vocab 5 test, Roots 5 test, Writer's Workshop--Figurative Language (Notes and Activity)

Week of 9/19-9/23: Parent Teacher Conference Week 
RFP, LOTF Ch 4, finish dialogue activity from Friday
Tuesday     LOTF Ch4, RFP, objective summary Ch3
Wednesday  Roots 4 test, RFP, exploding moment rubric review and due dates
Thursday    LOTF quiz 2, retake Vocab Test3, objective summaries 2&3, Vocab3 drawing activity
Friday       Vocab 3 drawing activity due, RFP, Vocab4 test, exploding moment 

Week of 9/12-9/16
Monday   JE#6, Vocab Intro, LOTF CH2, Obj. summary chapter 2, RFP
LOTF CH 2-3, Obj. summary chapter 2 discussion (outline), RFP, graded journals returned 1/2
Wednesday   Library day, JE #7, Roots Wk 3 test, Roots Wk4 intro, Obj. summary 2, RFP
Thursday    LOTF Quiz 2, RFP, Obj. Ch 3, Vocab practice (small group), graded journals returned 7/8
Friday       Assembly, Vocab Test, Writer's Workshop--dialogue, exploding moment--rubric, revise and edit

Week of 9/5-9/9       *****No spelling this week or vocab test (vocab for this week will be tested on at later date)
Monday      NO SCHOOL
reading vocab intro, LOTF CH1-2, reading notes (conflict)
Wednesday   PDD out @ 1:55, LOTF CH2, JE #5, collect journals 1/2, objective summary intro
Thursday      LOTF CH3, LOTF Ch 1 quiz, Roots Wk 2 test, Roots Wk3 intro, grammar (simple subject/complete subject), objective summary Chapter 1
Friday           LOTF CH4, Writer's Workshop (Exploding moment): go over rubric, due date, mini lesson on sensory language, collect journals 7/8

 Week of 8/29-9/2
Monday         Journal #1, Vocab intro, spelling intro, 
Tuesday        spelling wksht 1, plot diagram reading notes, group activity plot diagrams
Wednesday   intro to roots, spelling wksht 1 due, vocab wksht, journal #2
Thursday   Spelling Test 1, vocab wksht 1 due, Pixar plot diagrams, LOTF "survivor" game
Friday        Vocab Test 1, library visit, reading logs received, Pixar plot diagrams

Week of 8/22- 8/26
   Journal #3, Vocab intro, Spelling intro, Pixar short films plot diagrams
Tuesday         Spelling wksht, Vocab story, reading notes (foreshadowing)
Wednesday   Roots Test 1, STAR test, vocab wksht, Journal #4, spelling wksht due, roots intro Week 2
Thursday     Spelling Test 2, reading notes (antagonist/protagonist), LOTF ch 1 (character chart/discussion)
Friday          Vocab Test 2, STAR test, LOTF (Ch1 and 2), Writer's workshop (exploding moment)